At what point in your life did you consider yourself a feminist? Was it an event or a process?
I don't think it was either an event or a process. It was about growing up and being able to understand better what was happening around me. I studied Art at college, and my professors weren't any dreamers, let's put it like that. I didn't have any issues with the fact that their minds were narrow and empty. I started to have a problem with them when they tried to do the same with my mind. They tried to put a pattern on me and that was the moment when I think I evolved most and started to speak up for myself more, have an opinion. I learnt how to say no. I learnt that nothing is impossible if you put your mind up to it, no matter who says what.
Who most influenced your awareness of your feminism?
My awareness of feminism started with art again. I had to do some projects about feminist artists like Pipilotti Rist. She was probably the first feminist woman I searched more info of. Later, I realised I had been surrounded by feminist art since long time ago. I didn't knew that "We Can Do It" was about feminism before, for example. But everything came into sense when Beyonce and other contemporary celebs started talking about this, and raising awareness.I think thei made the subject more present into people's thoughts.
In what ways has your feminism informed your life choices?
I started by learning how to speak up, not when. How to say no, instead of saying yes just to please people. I started by put myself first, not the society, not the expectations.
In what ways do you share your feminism with others?
I am an independent filmmaker so I started to focus more on feminist films. I started to advocate human's rights, equality, empowerment as best as I could, the only way I knew how to do it, by doing short films. I think the click happens when others see that people support the idea of equality. So sharing my support with the world, made some friends of mine change their minds, and maybe my films also spoke to some people I never knew and never will. The point is that if somebody feels more powerful and more daring to stand up for herself, after watching my creation, I am more than happy. I make films that tickle people's hearts and souls and I will always to that. That is who I am and I will always stay true to myself, no matter what.
Describe your vision of a feminist world.
In my feminist world I think everybody should be sitting on the same stage. Everybody should have a chance to shine, despite their gender, despite their background.
How I Define Feminism:
speak, write, think, try, all things human begin with "I" (can).